In February, graduate teachers at Yale University voted to unionize as part of the socialist union known as UNITE HERE. The university responded by refusing to negotiate a contract with the new union members. Eight people decided to stage a hunger strike near the home of Yale’s president. In a counter protest, a group of Republican students decided to hold a bar-b-que right next to the tent of starving protesters.
CHECKMATE! This savage level is over 9000! I only wish I could have been a part of it! College republicans at Yale decided to hold a barbecue on Friday. However, it was not just ANY barbecue….it happened to be held RIGHT NEXT TO a hunger strike by eight protestors.
The protestors held up in a tent near the University President Peter Salovey’s home. They claim to have not eaten for three days…..although I doubt they were able to last must longer once the smell of beef, baked beans, and corn on the cob wafted over to their little protest.
“The hunger strike concerned Yale’s unwillingness to negotiate a contract with its graduate teachers, who voted to unionize in February. The union, known as Local 33, is a subgroup of the international labor union UNITE HERE.”
Even though our sense of smell is not nearly as acute as many animals, it’s good enough to pick up on the smell of meat sizzling on a bar-b-que grill. That smell had to get their empty stomachs churning and aching for food. To be honest, I think their decision to hold the bar-b-que next to the hunger strike protesters was brilliant.